The aim of DAT is to increase the understanding of the challenges faced by people with all degrees of hearing loss in the workplace and in social settings.
In Norfolk, over 125,000 people have some form of hearing loss. Their difficulty in hearing may not always be evident to those they meet. Whilst some people will wear badges to show that they are reliant on lipreading, others prefer not to highlight their difficulties and unless you notice a hearing aid, you may not be aware that your customer or colleague is having difficulty understanding you.
At the NDA, we offer uptodate, high quality training to help organisations and individuals engage with the basics of hearing loss. Through presentations and interaction with our experienced DAT trainer, participants can gain an understanding of the challenges that may impact people with hearing loss, as well as learning simple ways that they can make communication easier for those with hearing difficulties.
We will be running training at the NDA offices on Thorpe Road, Norwich on the following dates:
- Friday 20th January 2017 - 2-5pm
- Thursday 23rd February 2017 - 2-5pm
- Friday 24th March 2017 - 2-5pm
- Friday 28th April 2017 - 2-5pm
- Thursday 18th May 2017 - 2-5pm
- Friday 23rd June 2017 - 10-1pm
As well as covering Deaf Awareness topics the sessions also incorporate an introduction to some of the Assistive Listening Devices available for people with hearing loss. Sessions cost £25 per personincluding tea/coffee and all materials. Many local businesses and organisations have already taken the opportunity to upskill their staff in Deaf Awareness, including Norwich Theatre Royal, MSI and a number of schools and legal firms. We have also trained students at UEA and City College Norwich.
For organisations that would like training at their premises, we offer our three hour training for £250 plus travel expensesto train a maximum of 16 people.
Training is available to any commercial and public sector enterprise, charities, community organisations or groups of individuals, and a range of programmes is available to meet the needs of these different organisations.
Training can be delivered at your own venue or at our accessible training room. Our trainer will train individuals within your organisation to communicate effectively with people who have a hearing loss.